Students in 3rd-5th grade are encouraged to read William Allen White nominated books.  The WAW Award is a Kansas book award that is awarded annually.  If they read 2 books on either list, they can vote on who they'd like to win.  Here at MLR, if they read 2 new ones and 4 more books (either new or older ones), they become a part of the WAW Book Club and will be recognized at a celebration in the library and at the Awards Assembly.  Medals are awarded to students who read 12 or more.  Top Readers (those who read the most WAW books in a school year) are invited to go to the WAW Celebration held each year in Emporia, Kansas!  Last year's trip is highlighted below! 

    3rd-5th Grade 2017 Winner

    William Allen White
    Celebration 2017
    6th-8th Grade 2017 Winner 
     life on mars
    waw house  
     million ways home
    Life on Mars
    by Jennifer Brown

    Thank you to the Salina Education Foundation for funding our trip this year

    A Million Ways Home
    by Dianna Winget


     WAW Website  
Last Modified on September 6, 2018